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Speaker Series: The Science Behind the Costume

May 19 - 19:00 - 20:00

Goulbourn Museum invites you to join us on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 pm for the second installment of our 2021 Speaker Series. Discover the world of historical costuming with Loree Tannett as she shares her process for creating clothing items that bring the past alive.

Topic: You’ve probably seen people dressed up in period garb at living history museums or historical re-enactments – but what goes into making these costumes? Loree Tannett will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the steps required for creating historical costumes, including the extensive research required, sewing individual clothing items, and putting together an outfit.

About the Presenter: Loree Tannett is a Perth-based seamstress and costume designer. She enjoys merging the look of historical costuming with the comfort of modern clothing. She thinks that using costumes makes the museum experience more real and gives visitors a look into the lives of the people of the area highlighted in the museum.

Event Logistics

This event will take place over Zoom. Upon registering, participants will receive an email confirmation. On the day of the event, we will email participants an invitation to access the Zoom meeting. Please register by noon on May 19 in order to receive the Zoom invitation.

The event will start promptly at 7:00 pm and run for one hour. We encourage attendee participation during the Question and Answer period.

For any questions, please email [email protected]

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